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Do you have to go off Coumadin to have pacemaker battery replaced?


Posted by annaconi

I have to have pacemaker replaced every 4 to 4-1/2 years due to the fact that I had electrical ablation of upper chambers and I AM literally pacer dependent.  The thing I dread most of all is that I have to stay IN the hospital and have Heparin pumped into my veins until they restore the INR to 2.5.  Before the surgery, I am given a regimen of Lovenox shots in the stomach for at least 3 days.  I simply dread this.  Is there another way?  Thank you.
 
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